Van Wall Equipment Announces Purchase of Brakke Implement Location in Mason City, Iowa
PERRY, IA, July 12, 2021 – Van Wall Equipment and Brakke Implement announced today that the two companies have finalized an agreement for Van Wall’s purchase of Brakke Implement’s assets in Mason City, Iowa. This opportunity provides Van Wall with an opportunity to elevate its service for agricultural producers in north central Iowa as the clear first choice in the region.
Jeff Brakke, President of Brakke Implement, said, “The Van Wall folks have a statewide reputation for outstanding service after the sale just as we do. That knowledge and my three-decade relationship with Don Van Houweling were the keys to my choice of Van Wall Equipment to carry on our strong tradition in Mason City.”
Don Van Houweling, President of Van Wall Equipment, said, “I have always respected the great customer service that the Mason City team has delivered for so many years, and we are committed to continuing the culture that Jeff Brakke has built. We will challenge ourselves to use our overall resources to help customers in the area improve their profitability and lower their risk.”
Subject to John Deere approval, Brakke Implement in Mason City will begin operating as Van Wall Equipment on September 1. Jeff Paullus, the current Location Manager in Mason City, will continue in that role.
“We expect this transition to be seamless as we work to leverage our resources to effectively serve both customers and members of the Mason City team,” commented Van Houweling.
About Van Wall Equipment
Van Wall Equipment, with headquarters in Perry, Iowa, has a proud history as a John Deere dealership dating back to 1944. At that time, the first dealership, known as Wall Implement, was opened on Main Street in Woodward, Iowa. The first location branded Van Wall Equipment opened in Perry, Iowa, in 1977.
Since that time, Van Wall Equipment has grown into one of the most significant John Deere dealership organizations in the country – now spanning five states in the Midwest. Van Wall Equipment is proud to sell and service a wide range of John Deere equipment including products specialized for agriculture, golf and turf, light construction, commercial, and lawn and garden applications. The company is the exclusive John Deere golf & turf dealership covering a region that includes five states in the Midwest.
Additionally, the Van Wall precision agriculture team delivers a breadth of complementary products and services, including agronomic consulting, data services, and crop insurance, to improve the profitability and competitiveness of the producers it serves. The Van Wall Energy Division markets and supports commercial solar power systems designed to significantly lower livestock and grain production costs. Van Wall is the Farm Bureau Solar Partner of Choice. Van Wall Equipment is also an authorized dealership for Doosan and Linde fork trucks.
The Van Wall Equipment organization also includes three additional locations that, together with select John Deere locations, provide the foundation for our Van Wall Powersports Division. The Van Wall Powersports Division provides sales and service across a wide range of brands including Polaris, Honda, Yamaha, Indian, and BMW Motorcycles.
As a family-owned business, Van Wall Equipment supports the core values of honesty, integrity, courtesy, respect, and safety while at the same time striving to exceed its customers’ expectations while also supporting the communities it serves.